Boxing legends traded punches over eight intense rounds, though there was no official winner
Mike Tyson Y Roy Jones Jr. they took a trip back in time to relive their old glories in a night full of melancholy and blows.
After eight intense rounds at the Staples Center in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson Y Roy Jones Jr. they tied in a fight in which they showed flashes of the talent that led them to become two immortals of the sport.
The Legends Only League event included three preliminary fights, in the first Jamaine Ortiz knocked out Sulaiman Segawa at lightweight, then Badou Jack rolled over Blake McKernan by unanimous decision at light heavyweight and Jake Paul delivered a terrible knockout to former basketball player Nate Robinson. in the second round of their light heavyweight fight.
When it was the turn of the legends, they did not disappoint. Roy Jones Jr., He entered the ring with a white, purple and yellow clothing, in tribute to Kobe Bryant, who lost his life in January in a plane crash. Later, Mike Tyson jumped into the ring after 15 years in retirement.
Without wasting minutes to study the opponent, as soon as the opening bell was heard, both fighters went to the front to look for the first blows in their favor, however, seeing the momentum of ‘Iron Mike’, Jones decided the way of hugs to emerge unscathed from the rival right, who hit him a couple of times during the first round, as well as a straight to the abdomen with his left foot in the second.
Showing glimpses of his old glories, Tyson showed much more punching, footwork and body movements over Jones, whose main weapon was jabs, waiting for the opposing physical background to be exhausted.
As the fight unfolded -with more seconds with arms intertwined than exchanging blows-, Tyson showed dominance in the actions against a younger opponent, who shook himself mostly in the fifth round thanks to a direct left overhand to the face and also with another one on the edge of its outcome.
In the last couple of episodes, Mike Tyson proved that, at 54, he still has gunpowder in his gloves and can repeat the nostalgic feat against another veteran opponent.
Although Mike Tyson was a clear winner in the exhibition fight, the judge raised the arm of both competitors, in recognition of their dedication during eight rounds and the professionalism they showed at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, after the judges Christy Martin, Chad Dawson and Vinny Paz tied.
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